School of Unusual Life Learning Friend-Raiser
1:00 PM13:00

School of Unusual Life Learning Friend-Raiser

School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL) – Friend-Raiser


The School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL), is a group of projects that teach about the nature of being human, by focusing on human development at every stage of life.  Our current project, Somatic SoULL, helps students take their life to a new level of depth and presence, by teaching how life energy naturally moves and shapes us through every stage of bodily life, including its end.  It is about birth, death, and all that is in between.  It is about the body, energy, and how we grow, connect, love, release, change, and die.  Many students are practitioners, healers, or people aspiring to work with others.  SoULL teaches how to stay vital in the work of life and love, and how to become fearless in the process.


This Friend-Raiser is an opportunity to learn more about SoULL, and for Jeanne to connect with other people in the community.


Friend-Raiser Schedule:

1:00-3:00 pm – Meet, greet and share about your work

3:00-4:00 pm – Jeanne discusses SoULL and answers questions

4:00-5:00 pm – Creative partnering and further sharing


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9:30 AM09:30

The Effects of Compassionate Presence: Being with Non-Communicative Patients

Most people experience a nonverbal, coma-like state before death, yet all too often medical workers, even hospice workers and family, withdraw attentive presence when a patient enters silence. Perhaps we wonder if they know we are there. Perhaps we are uncomfortable. In this workshop, we will discuss what work and research with the non-communicative has taught us about their needs. How can we be both fearless and sensitive in service to the dying? Together we will practice “finding” this state within ourselves and being present with another as we explore the jewels within the silence. We will also look at caregiver burnout and the essential nature of compassion. Students will be invited to inquire directly into their own process with presence to people in trauma or altered states of consciousness, bringing questions and personal reflections forward for discussion and integration.

Further information can be found through the New York Open Center.

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